Author: Princine Lewis
New Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence to promote cultural inclusivity, awareness
Jul. 23, 2015—IICC aims to help students develop the skills necessary to promote social justice and to have constructive conversations surrounding differences. Assistant Dean of Students Tina Smith has been promoted to associate dean and will lead IICC.
Jul. 20, 2015—Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Director Frank Dobson has been named an assistant dean of students, effective Aug. 1.
Jul. 2, 2015—A July 14 public forum is one of the final steps in Vanderbilt University Police Department’s effort to become the first university police agency in the state to be granted Gold Standard national accreditation.
Jun. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt University, the League of Women Voters and NewsChannel 5 will team up to offer an hourlong debate among Nashville's mayoral candidates on Monday, Aug. 24. In addition, Vanderbilt will host a Meet the Candidates picnic on campus July 16.
Jun. 25, 2015—K.C. Potter, Vanderbilt dean of residential and judicial affairs, emeritus, is among those featured in "A Secret only God Knows," a documentary film chronicling the lives of gay, transgender and bisexual residents who reflect on life in Middle Tennessee before 1970, and how homosexuality was viewed in the larger community.
May. 8, 2015—Vanderbilt awarded Founder’s Medals to its top scholars at Commencement, May 8.
Mar. 26, 2015—Rites of Spring music festival has new policies in place regarding alcohol use of attendees.
Mar. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt Student Government is partnering with students, student organizations and the Office of Housing and Residential Education to launch “Talk to Me,” a campaign designed to engage members of the community in diverse conversation.
Anti-sex trafficking activist Rachel Lloyd to deliver Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society March 24
Mar. 20, 2015—Rachel Lloyd, founder of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, one of the largest providers of services to sexually exploited and domestically trafficked youth in the United States, will give the 2015 Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society March 24.
Feb. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Impact Symposium is marking its 51st year with lectures by award-winning playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith, "Washington Post" columnist Eugene Robinson, ESPN host Stephen A. Smith and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Activist Angela Davis to deliver Vanderbilt University’s Walter Murray Commemorative Lecture Feb. 26
Feb. 13, 2015—Angela Davis, known internationally for her political activism, will deliver Vanderbilt University’s seventh annual Walter Murray Commemorative Lecture Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.